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Malaga, Spain
Reviewed 3 February 2017

It is our 4th visit here and we have always enjoyed our stay. This time we were given the smallest room, noisy from the next door occupants, and didn't enjoy it one little bit. Been booked for over 9 months, thought loyalty would count for something.

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Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We had a comfortable stay at the hotel! The room we had was room 8 and it is nice - Victorian style and had all the basic amenities like a small (it's really really small though) safe and a fridge. The bathroom in our room was pretty big, had a tub and a standing shower. Breakfast was ok, some variety...

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Kyrenia District, Cyprus
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We stayed at Ballon Rouge for 3 nights. Lovely bed and breakfast in great location at the heart of Franschhoek. Great room, lots of space and lovely bathroom, though the open shower made it a wet start each morning! Breakfast was fresh and varied, served outside in the veranda - a great way to start the day. Easy to walk...

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We had a great opportunity to stay at Le Balloon Rouge having the "owners suite"(?) with about 100m2 2-room appartment with a large patio with hot tube. This was what I call exclusive. The breakfast was more that generous with buffee and separately ordered options. The location was excellent being very close to major part of restaurants. Highly recommended!

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We stayed at the Le Ballon Rouge for two nights. We got a lovely reception, a very nice room and had an overall great stay. The breakfast was also very good with a choice between an omelette and a full English breakfast. At one point I asked for some help with booking a massage in Franschhoek, and the nice people...

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Biel, Switzerland
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We arrived on a holiday on Jan 1st., thus were all the same welcomed lovely by the owners themselfes and just felt in love with that beautiful nice place in 2`walking distance of the main street of Franschhoek. David contacted us already upfront by email to ask if he could prearrange something for us which we very much appreciated. As...

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County Londonderry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Very cosy and clean and art decor perfect small pool for swimming & great breakfast friendly owners & spacious rooms where you had a nice bathroom & wardrobe location perfect for on foot strolls down main st

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Booked in over the "silly chaotic season" But what a surprise,amazingly efficient in every way..accommodated early check in,able to cool down before we had a late lunch on the "high street". Staff and management great. This establishment will get our vote next time we visit,walking distance to everything. (Booking .com seem to not be sooo clear on price/we payed more...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights. Lovely breakfast with fruit salad, toast, eggs etc. Spacious room. Lovely little pool and courtyard. Very helpful staff. Small complaint, but a shower curtain would be nice! Overall wonderful and amazing value.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is my 3rd stay at Le Ballon Rouge and everytime I feel as if I have simply moved home. The staff are friendly and efficient, the rooms well appointed and clean. We had a medical emergency while there and the staff were amazing calling paramedics, sorting out a downstairs room and generally just helping us deal with a very...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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Additional Information about Le Ballon Rouge

Address: 7 Reservoir East Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: RM359 - RM1,046 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Ballon Rouge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We each stayed in a different level room but the suite we had on the first floor was huge and very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles 958vickys, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the inner yard is not facing the street - should be quieter (rooms 6-8).”
 of 5 bubbles HD137, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Quiet location in easy reach of things to do”
 of 5 bubbles geofft324, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Owners' Suite is spacious and a real treat!”
 of 5 bubbles RiojaSlovenia, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room overlooking Reservoir Street was nice and sunny!”
 of 5 bubbles , 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
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